Kazakhstan to charge Russian with damage costs caused by Soyuz launcher's crash

16 November, 2018, 11:13 514
Kazakhstan to charge Russian with damage costs caused by Soyuz launcher's crash

It is about laboratory costs. 

 

Kazakhstan intends to charge the Russian Federation with the cost of the damage caused by the crash of the Soyuz launcher, BNews.kz reports referring to the Almaty TV channel. 

According to Vice Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Yuri Ilyin, it is about laboratory costs. 

According to the preliminary data, experts did not detect poisoning substances on the territory of the crash. The investigation into the accident is still carried out. The governmental commission conducts works.  

"Russia investigates the causes of the crash, and Kazakhstan defines the damage level on the territory of Kazakhstan. The Russian side has presented the information on the causes of the crash, and the Kazakh side has introduced proposals on the costs on laboratory works, including measuring the exposure and assessing the territory exposed to fuel," said Vice Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Yuri Ilyin. 

Of note, on October 11, Baikonur witnessed the crash of the Soyuz spacecraft. During the launch, an emergency shutdown of the engines of stages occurred. The crew including Russian Alexey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague evacuated in the escape pod.